A Retrofitted Metallurgical Microscope Using Light Emitting Diodes for Multi-Spectral Imaging

  •  Jerry Opoku-Ansah    
  •  Benjamin Anderson    
  •  Moses J. Eghan    
  •  Peter Osei-Wusu Adueming    
  •  Charles L.Y. Amuah    
  •  Samuel S. Sackey    


Multi-spectral imaging (MSI) has made diagnosis of microscopic samples considerably easier and information abound. Most MSI systems use continuum light sources and filters for imaging purposes. However, these light sources and filters are relatively expensive, unstable due to extreme pressure and temperature and associated with prolong acquisition time. In this work, we present a metallurgical microscope retrofitted with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as illumination sources for MSI microscopy. This multispectral LED imaging microscope (MSLEDIM) is relatively cheaper and capable of acquiring images in reflection, transmission and scattering modes at thirteen (13) different wavelengths ranging from ultraviolet to near infrared. The microscope has been demonstrated in biomedical and entomological research fields. The MSLEDIM can be used in various scientific research fields for imaging microscopic samples.

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